Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Great Gatsby

The kids at my school have gone gaga over the movie "The Great Gatsby."  I have not seen it yet, and I probably won't until it comes out on DVD.  (The next movie I will go see is the new Star Trek movie "Into Darkness."). Have any of you seen "Gatsby"?  I'm glad to see the kids excited about The Great Gatsby; many of them are even looking forward to reading the book.  Personally, The Great Gatsby is not my favorite Fitzgerald book.  I prefer This Side of Paradise and Tender Is the Night , but The Great Gatsby is a classic.

With all of the excitement over the movie, I have had several of the kids in my Drama Club show an interest in doing the play The Great Gatsby.  However, it has a large cast and a large number of male parts.  I have mostly girls in my Drama Club, and they are never keen on playing male parts.  However, I would love to do a 1920s era play that would have a small cast of 8-12 and have mostly women, but I haven't been able to find or think of anything that fits that description.  So, since I know some of you have experience in theater, I would love to know if any of you have a suggestion or two.  If you know of anything, please let me know.


Blobby said...

you might want to go with Fitzgerald's "Bernice Gets a Bob". It is one of my favorite short stories.

I saw the new 'Gatsby'. Kids are liking it bc of the visuals, the 3-D and the soundtrack of Jay Z, Beyonce etc. The music I found to be distracting (yes, I'm an old man, I get it!). Wait for DVD...or better yet....cable.

iama{GAY}tkeeper known as thegaytekeeper said...

It was a good movie and I am pleasantly surprise that your kids like the movie

JamTheCat said...

Why not do "The Women " in the 1920s?

Sean Anand said...

I know it's not much, but perhaps the play "Outward Bound" could be what you are looking for? I believe it was written in the 20's. There was also Fallen Angels by Noel Coward. I'm not sure if it will help, but I hope it does.